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Sep 09, 2019 at 19:13

75-Year-Old Lady Secures Driving License So That She Can Take Her Older Sister To The Hospital

by Sparsh Mudgal

Where people at the age of 75 are usually thinking about savings, pension and taking a back seat, an old lady in Western Australia literally jumped on to the driving seat. 

Source: Live About

Winnie Sampie, a resident of Port Hedland, obtained her provisional license last week just so she could take her sister to the doctors, reports UNILAD

Source: Unilad

Though Winnie had learned to drive during her youthful days, she never bothered to get a license made until last week when her sister required regular visits to the doctor's clinic.

Source: Geared

Speaking to NITV, she said: 

I was planning on getting it for a long, long time but I know everybody thought I left it too late.

Despite being determined to get a license, it was difficult for Winnie due to her ripe age. 


She got help from Bloodwood Tree Association, who managed her application process and got her a Learner Permit. 

Tanya Holman, Winnie's instructor, said that Winnie was the oldest participant they ever had. 


She said: 

She had a Learner’s permit [and] she did go to other driving schools, but it gets expensive. A lot of the time, Winnie said she had to stop having lessons. There were big breaks in between. She couldn’t afford it. She’s on a pension.
Source: Best In AU

Despite struggling a bit with the hazard perception test, simply because she never used a computer, Winnie passed her driving test in the first attempt. 


Ecstatic on achieving that license finally after all these years, Winnie said: 

I’m so proud of myself for achieving that. It took me a long time but I got it. 
Source: SBS

With an approved license, Winnie is now looking forward to having her own car and doing more stuff than she had earlier imagined. 

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